For some years we have been experimenting with visualisations to help our young writers to find their “voice”.
I was watching our children tonight-they were completely absorbed and seemed to just “fall” into an imaginative, meditative state!
We lit a special candle to celebrate the end of winter and then dimmed the lights and read POWER-FLAME (available on website from Thurs)-the children stared into the flame and listened intently.
When we began the 7 mins writing we always do after a visualisation, it was so quiet-these kids were IN the experience!
Some kids who don’t generally write much did 4 pages!! Best of all one of my most reluctant writers wrote three quarters of a page-what a cause for a celebration-this method really works!! It seems to open the imagination and help thoughts fly onto the page.